John G. Zevalking

John G. Zevalking

Assistant Professor

B.A. Grand Valley State University, 1979
M.Div. Calvin Theological Seminary, 1990
J.D., summa cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2007

Professor Zevalking joined the fulltime faculty at Cooley in 2013. Previously, he served as a Visiting Professor at Cooley teaching Civil Procedure since 2011. As an Adjunct Professor, he taught Advanced Writing, Constitutional Law II, Moot Court, and Research and Writing.

From 2010-2011, Professor Zevalking was an associate attorney with the appellate group at Collins Einhorn, in Southfield, Mich. Previously, he served as a law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh.

Professor Zevalking was formerly a manager for visitor services for the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. He was also the manager of Franklin-Covey Corp., and other organizations, and a pastor at Crosspoint Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As a law student, he was named Best Oralist in the 2006 Pace University Environmental Law National Moot Court Competition,

Located at Cooley's Auburn Hills campus, Professor Zevalking teaches Civil Procedure.



John Zevalking, Student Author, Cast Adrift: the Patently Unjust Shift of Healthcare Costs to Those Who Can Least Afford Them is Constitutionally Intolerable, 24 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 347 (2007).

Books & Chapters in Books

Zevalking, John G. “A Reflection: The Professor-Prince of Presence.” In Teaching Law Practice: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers, edited by Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, Christopher R. Trudeau, & Norman Otto Stockmeyer, 142-145. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Pub., 2013.


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Courses: Civil Procedure

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